What Is An Implant-Supported Denture?
An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture. This denture is attached to dental implants for maximum support and stability. A traditional denture sits on top of the gums which can result in an unstable fit.
When Is A Denture Needed?
A denture is needed when there are not enough natural teeth or no natural teeth left in the mouth. Without enough natural teeth, simple tasks like eating, chewing and speaking are almost impossible. A full or complete denture replaces all the teeth in the mouth. This can mean replacing all of the top teeth, bottom teeth or both.
Benefits of An Implant-Supported Denture
Similar to a dental implant, an implant-supported denture offers many of the same benefits. A traditional denture sits atop the gums, so the fit is not always secure. This is especially true when there are changes to the gums or when bone loss occurs under the gums.
Preserves Jawbone: Dental implants properly fuse to the jawbone ensuring a secure and stable fit. The pressures exerted unto the jawbone while chewing and eating stimulate the jawbone. This stimulation of the jawbone helps to preserve it in the mouth. A traditional denture does not offer much stimulation to the underlying jawbone, and as a result, the jawbone decreases over time. A decrease in jawbone causes an uneven fit for traditional dentures.
Enjoy Your Favourite Foods: Due to the secure fit of the implant-supported denture, foods such as corn, steak, and anything else you can eat with your natural teeth can now be enjoyed without worry.
Increased Confidence: Many patients report an increased sense of confidence when smiling, talking and engaging in social activities. A loose fitting denture may cause some wearers to be cautious when eating certain foods in public or when speaking or smiling in public.
If you are considering a traditional denture, schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation with one of our dentists. We would love to explain all the benefits that an implant-supported denture can provide to you, and show you how it can improve your quality of life. Call us at 905-286-1569 to schedule your consultation now.